blutt59 (6564) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Bottle, hazed orange color with soapy white foam, aroma is dry chalky lemon, flavor of papery metal and citrus, nice dry finish RobertDale (6480) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 11, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Pours a hazy pale gold with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus, yeast, and spice. Taste is lemon, yeast, spice, and grass. Average Saison. joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 29, 2013
12 oz. bottle purchased at Berkeley Bowl. It pours a nice clear golden color with a fluffy white head. The aroma jumps out as fresh multigrain bread with some orange and spices. Really digging this grainy/malty aroma. The flavor is similar with lots of wheat and rye with a good subdued spicy, peppery finish. I would’ve liked it a tad drier with a lighter crisper body, but this is a pretty decent drinkable Saison not being heavy or sweet. Nice. dwyerpg (6187) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 22, 2013
My wife loved this, but for me, aside from the quite nice and slightly funky aroma, I was simply whelmed. It’s quite sweet in the finishing notes and fairly dominated by orange throughout. Also some dryness in there that works pretty well. Not bad or great but good. Probably good enough. thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2013
(12oz bottle thnks to mora2000) clear light gold, fine white bubbles. Nose is wheat, raw grain mash, bit of creamsickle, stale fruit, cherry. Taste is a little better, spicy wheat, fruity, odd grain mash, slightly sweet and medium carbonation.
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Pours a clear golden color with a large white head. The aroma is full of wheat and yeast with some grain notes thrown in. I also get a little bit of white pepper and some light citrus. The flavor is very similar. The grain and yeast notes come through first, with some orange and apple character coming through later. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 20, 2017
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a burnt light copper color with a finger’s worth of off white foamy head
that clung and glistened a little bit before gently dieing off to leave some sly
The aroma had some sweet grains, light floral bits, dried bubblegum, dried herbal qualities and some hay.
The flavor had a dried sweetness about it through the prior mentioned aromas. Subtle dried flroal/herbal/hay aftertaste
The palate was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine.
ABV felt as projected.
Overall, with so many saisons on the market these days, I don’t see a need to come back to this other than being grateful
to my West coast friend for sending this to me. Skyview (6055) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2016
Picked up a 16-oz can four pack from Heritage Liquors in Maplewood, MN. Pours a clear golden pale yellow colored brew with an average sized off-white head that lowly dissipates. Aroma of golden grain malt, a hint of floral hops and a touch of bread yeast. Taste is light to medium bodied bodied, with flavors of spiced saison yeast, a touch of smoked golden grain malt with a touch of grassy hops. Finish is semi-dry with a lightly smoked golden grain malt and saison yeast aftertaste with a hint of white pepper. notalush (5878) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Finally found a bottle of this in the singles cooler at a local store - cloudy golden pour - head is initially fizzy, but it froths up nicely eventually and the retention is impressive - nose of earthy, lightly husky malts, dusty yeast, pepper, floral notes, mild banana esters - light to medium body, with moderate carbonation - lightly tart up front, but dries out quickly - light mineral/limestone - spicy/pepper phenols, especially in the bone dry finish - very mild plastic phenols, but not of the off-putting sort - mild banana esters late (I don’t taste them nearly as much as others) - this is quite nice - I really dig how crisp and dry it is - the nose has a couple off notes, but otherwise this is a solid attempt - I must track down a full six pack. superspak (5600) - Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2013
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 7/12/2013. Pours hazy bright golden amber color with a 2-3 finger fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Spotty foamy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, clove, pepper, grass, banana, bread, wheat, floral, herbal, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of yeast ester notes with light malt balance; and good strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, clove, banana, pepper, wheat, bread, pepper, grass, floral, light bubblegum, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of light fruits, clove, pepper, bread, wheat, floral, grass, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a bit. Very nice balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast ester flavors with a light bready malt balance; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. High carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very crisp, prickly, and smooth mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with no warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice saison! All around nice balance and complexity of yeast ester flavors; and smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.